Pocco Meimei, Duoduo launched in Thailand – up to 39 PS, 178 km EV range; smaller than Axia; from RM49k

Pocco Meimei, Duoduo launched in Thailand – up to 39 PS, 178 km EV range; smaller than Axia; from RM49k

Pocco Thailand, which is managed by parallel importer BRG Group, has launched the Pocco Meimei (MM) and Duoduo (DD) at the ongoing Thailand International Motor Expo. Both electric city cars are fully imported from China and arrive in left-hand drive form only.

If you haven’t heard of Pocco before, it is a relatively new brand from China under the Yogomo Group, which started out as a LSEV (low-speed electric vehicle) maker. According to CarNewsChina, the brand is aimed at younger drivers and its Chinese name is Pengke, which translates to “punk.”

Let’s start with the MM, which is the smaller of the two cars launched, measuring in at 3,025 mm long, 1,500 mm wide and 1,515 mm tall. The pint-sized model has wheelbase of 1,950 mm, weighs just 750 kg, has a turning radius of just under eight metres, and offers seating for up to two people.

Available in two variants, pricing for the MM starts at 399,000 baht (RM49,932) for the base YX, while the ZX retails at 469,000 baht (RM58,692). In terms of specifications, both MM variants feature a front permanent magnet synchronous motor rated at 27 PS (27 hp or 20 kW) and 100 Nm of torque, good for a top speed of 100 km/h.

The difference here is the battery pack used, with the YX sporting a 9.2-kWh unit for a range of 116 km (NEDC standard). The more expensive ZX has a 14-kWh battery instead for a max range of 170 km, although both are said to reach a full charge between six to eight hours via a Type 2 AC connection – 220-volt outlet.

Meanwhile, the DD also comes in two variants, starting with the L that is priced at 389,000 baht (RM48,659), followed by the K at 449,000 baht (RM56,139). Larger than the MM, the DD has a seating capacity of four thanks to its 2,275 mm wheelbase, while other dimensions are a length of 3,310 mm, a width of 1,500 mm wide and a height of 1,588 mm – the turning radius rises to 9.9 metres as a result.

Both DD variants share the same electric motor, although this one is more powerful than the one used in the MM, providing 39 PS (39 hp or 29 kW) and 110 Nm for a top speed of over 100 km/h. Like the MM, the price difference is due to the battery pack used, with the L having a 10.3-kWh unit that contributes to its 750 kg heft and provides a range of around 128 km.

The K gets a 14.5-kWh battery that brings the weight up to 805 kg, while increasing the range to 178 km. Like the MM, the time need for a full charge for both is between six to eight hours using the Type 2 port located at the front.

All MM and DD variants come with fabric upholstery, halogen headlamps, a touchscreen infotainment system integrated into the dashboard, a rotary gear selector and 13-inch alloys (155/65 tyres). The MM’s headlamps are a two-tier arrangement, with LED DRLs placed above the main headlamps, while the DD has normal headlamps that are linked by a black trim piece.

So, what do you think of the Pocco duo? Is an ultra-compact urban EV something that might interest you? Keep in mind that both are smaller than the Perodua Axia we have here, which measures 3,645 mm long, 1,620 mm wide, 1,510 mm tall and with a 2,455 wheelbase. Additionally, the cheapest offering – the DD L – costs more than the top-spec Axia AV, but with fewer creature comforts.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • mirage on Dec 06, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Those cars are designed to be operated in temperate climates.

    How would the range suffer if the aircon is on full blast all of the time? Does it even have an aircon powerful enough for asian hot climate?

    What is the life of the batteries? 2-3 years? What would it cost to replace them? Is it safe enough to be driven through flash floods?

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    • SmartConsumer on Dec 13, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      They use electric compressor. Won’t affect range much. You think those car makers don’t think about it. Plus battery works more efficiently in hot climate. so no problem. In cold countries battery discharge slower and they use heater which is worse. Have you considered that? lol

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  • Ajibade Biodun on Dec 09, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Perfect work

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